Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Proper Oufit Post - At Last!

Blimey, is that the time? It's been a busy old day, so I shan't keep you long.

I've finally realised the sun is out to stay a while, so dug through my suitcase to find something suitable, will the desire to wear something I haven't won for a long time.

Yes, I know this is an awful photo, but it made me laugh I looked through them - I have a touch of hayfever and my eyes are watery, it's driving me mad, but you have to laugh at these moments... right?

The sporty skirt is 1930's (I believe), with three pleats in the back, fancy like. I've owned it for two years and this is the first time I've even tried it one!
The jacket is 1950's and also the first outing, after being owned by me for four/five years... Bad Jennie!
The jumper was hand knitted by myself from a circa 1941 pattern. It's actually the irst jumper I ever made, and yes, the first time I've worn it!
The tennis shoes/pumps/pimpsols are from last Summer, very much worn and loved.
The bag is circa 1940's and woven straw... Yes yes, the first outing, and owned for three years or so?

My hair is awful, apologies. I did manage a quick curl but was rushing this morning. I did, however, start the day with red lipstick... I think that may now be on a tea cup!

Anyways, after lunch I headed back out to go see someone special, I'll be introducing him sometime in the next week.

In the meantime, check out this little beauty, found in a charity shop at lunch time. The tongue pulls out to be a tape measure! His original price is one the bottom, 4/11.

Toddling off

Jennie xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Photographic Fashion Love

Quite some time ago (two months!) I posted some 1930's photos from a collection I found in an antiques shop. I'd had every intention of posting once a week until they were all on... Well, I just remembered and thought Id' share a few more:

Starting with one from the little album.

Tinted, and not particularly well. But with the magic of a sepia setting on the camera... 

Just look at those hats! The girl in the middle is my new style icon, I think simplicity is the way to go.

Picnics are also in favour this season...

The girl in the middle, I believe is Denise (seen in many of the photos). I love her tie, ties on girls - Genius! Looking at that whopper of a box, I hope they had a car nearby...

Not forgetting the boys when it comes to vintage. What does a chap need for a day out? Pipe, hat, rather nifty slacks? Check!

Blazer, pumps... I love it! Do we still say pumps, or should it be tennis shoes? I think I may still be in school mode - "Get your P.E. kit on... NOW!!!". Those plimpsols with little elasticated panels on the front that were actually rather comfortable...

Isn't this just the best "non-posed" face photo? Unfortunately her jacket isn't in full view in this photo, but in the next one, it is... Can you zoom in?

Same lady as before, fourth from the right. Her jacket? I love this photo, it's so much fun - Wouldn't you just love to be part of this group? For a start, a tennis court... I don't have one, nor do I know anyone with one! This is, I believe, in France.
On the back is written: Ghastly - At Francois home

I'll leave you with an eighth picture. It's a little blurred, but I think you all know why this was chosen! I only wish the outfits had been in with the photos...

So, that's that for today. Just one question: I've found a 1930's(?) camera, with case for a song, but can't make up my mind whether or not to buy it, now that I know the price of the film, and can't even face up to asking the price of processing! But... I want a 1930's camera, what would you recommend, other than a Box Brownie?


Jennie xx